Proton Therapy

Managing Common Eating Difficulties During and After Treatment

During cancer treatment, it is important to maintain a healthy diet to nourish your body with the necessary calories and nutrients needed for energy, repair, recovery, and healing. However, side effects can make it challenging to eat during and after treatment causing eating difficulties. Learn about food suggestions you can try when experiencing common eating…

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Hydrogel Now Being Used for Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate cancer patients at the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center now have the option to use a hydrogel. This new method will simplify the process for patients while undergoing treatment. The hydrogel protects the prostate during treatment by acting as a spacer by pushing away the rectum from the prostate. In doing so, physicians are able…

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Video: A Child Explaining Cancer to Other Children

Hear children share common questions about cancer Many times children are not comfortable speaking about cancer more so when one of their parents has cancer. Who better than a child to explain and address those feelings? The video explains what a cancer diagnosis entails including the side effects associated with cancer treatment. Also, the video…

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Six Tips on Talking to Children about a Parent’s Cancer

Talking about cancer can be difficult for both children and parents. Many children do not want to share their feelings or feel scared to ask questions about the diagnosis. Meanwhile, parents might not know how to talk to their children about their diagnosis, treatment or recurrence. Our social worker, Katie Anderson, has provided tips on…

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MD Anderson Support Groups and Resources for Children

MD Anderson Cancer Center has many support groups and resources available year-round for children and their families. Support groups allow patients and family members to discuss their feelings, concerns, and experiences in a caring atmosphere. Most importantly, support groups can reduce isolation, anxiety, and stress. They can also improve mood, self-image and the ability to cope. Our highly…

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Did Cancer Treatment Affect Your Weight?

Due to treatment side effects, changes in diet and lack of activity, many patients gain or lose weight during treatment. At the MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center, our clinical dietitian is available to discuss and create a personalized plan for you to ensure you are getting the food and nutrients you need. Below are general…

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Head and Neck Cancer Survivor, Ed Malewitz

“They told me I might lose some of my vision” At the beginning of 2013, Houstonian, Ed Malewitz, began experiencing frequent nosebleeds and nasal congestion. By 2015, he was undergoing testing to find the cause of those nosebleeds. As a result, the ENT (ear, nose and throat) physician referred him to a rhinology specialist. It was decided to perform…

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National Sarcoma Awareness Month

Sarcomas are rare, malignant tumors that develop from connective tissues in the body such as muscles, fat, bones, the linings of joints or blood vessels. They can be found anywhere in the body in both children and adults. Yet, sarcomas make up 20 percent of all childhood cancers. Common symptoms Sarcomas are commonly hidden deep…

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma Survivor, Robert Trujillo

With family history of cancer, Robert Trujillo didn’t hesitate to visit his doctor when he felt a lump on the right side of his jaw. Not satisfied with his doctor’s prognosis, Robert visited a local oncologist in Fort Worth, Texas who then requested a biopsy. On November 19, 2016, Robert was diagnosed with squamous cell…

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